About the garden
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Owned by Pitlochry Festival Theatre, this is a celebration of the Scottish plant collectors who have introduced so many new plants to our gardens over the past 250 years. It has been made in a woodland setting around and above the theatre, with an attractive, modern layout that incorporates some excellent modern sculptures.
All the plants in the garden were first found by Scots: the work of the Coxes (father and son), Don, Douglas, Drummond, Forrest, Fortune, Jeffery, Sherriff, Masson, Menzies and Thomson – names that attach themselves so often to plants that they discovered – are especially well represented.
The garden does a good job of reminding us just how much our own gardens owe to these enterprising and intrepid pioneers, but its educational purpose does not prevent it from being beautiful, too. Highlights, in late spring, are drifts of Primula and banks of Meconopsis hybrids.